Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bringing Up The Rear ~ Sunday Tippets, Damsel Style

As a long month of packing up and moving has come to an end, I finally can sit here and write.   Moving is never fun.  And when you have collected items over the years, it makes it all that much harder.  So, two dumpsters later... Yes, here we are.  Same town, just a different view out the window.   I certainly could never have done it without some special kids and neighbors who helped us out moving the big stuff.   A big thank you to them.  Wow, I don't know if I have ever gone this long without fishing.  I can tell you though, I certainly hope I don't have to do it again soon!  Just like fishermen get cabin fever in the winter, I got packing fever in the summer.  So much worse, let me tell you!

So, I finally got out this past week or so to see if I could remember how to catch a fish.  And with some good friends joining me, it made for a very memorable trip to the river.  I had a special invite to float some big water in Wyoming.  Who can say no to that???  So, off we went.  Dark thirty in the morning, but so worth the lack of sleep.  I am a back seat person.  Don't know why.  But, I like to climb in the back seat of a truck and the back seat of a boat.  Haha. The back seat in church too!  Maybe it's the birdseye view over everyone that I like.  Hey, it's much easier than turning around and carrying on a conversation.  See what I mean?  Or easier to sleep till we get to the river...  Haha.

Yes, these were made the night before...  Why I didn't get much sleep.  Oh well.  They were enjoyed.

Bingo.  I remembered how.  Just put on a sowbug.  =)

Our friend, Griff, in the other boat with a nice bow...

And a nice cuttie for Mark!

Charlie and his dad, Chuck, getting into feesh!

Charlie always showing us how it is done.  =)

Maybe It's the hat.

All in all, we had a stellar day on the water.
Friends laughing, catching fish and enjoying the outdoors.
Thanks to Charlie for putting it together...

And I did just fine sitting in the back.

~Sunday Tippet ~

Sitting in the back allows more perspective on what's going on.

Sitting in the back gives you time to put on your make up.
Sitting in the back allows one to get some shut eye.
Sitting in the back lets you eat your pb m&m's.

See... There are some advantages!

Have a great week... =)


  1. Emily looks as if the time away from the fly rod did not have much of an effect.
    Moving stinks!
    Cookies look great as usual.

    1. Alan - Moving every 13 years is often enough for me! You can bet the first boxes unpacked were my fly tying boxes and my gear... haha

  2. A - I hate moving as much as you do. B - I agree with the whole Sunday Tippet with the exception of the makeup part. Our last move was 11 years. I complete understand your position.

    1. Mark - I think that we are all glad to hear that you don't wear makeup. ;) Thanks for dropping by!

  3. I guess for me, it's just nice that even though you moved, the blog has the same address and the catching skill has not missed a beat.

    1. Howard ~ I'm a creature of habit. Too old to change blog names and too old to acquire new ways to catch fish. Hahahaha Thanks, buddy, for following along all these years. =)

  4. RD
    I see you are right back at your game landing those big ugly browns; while pursuing the sport you love---I can taste those cookies from here!!! Thanks for sharing

    1. Bill ~ How I love those big ugly browns! I just can't help myself... Have I sent you a care package of cookies yet? I can't remember. If not, you are next on the list!

    2. Bill, I got your address. You are up next for the cookies! =)